THE GREAT RESET

Invasion. Collapse. From the cellular level to the civilization we currently inhabit, the forces of incursion press each and every one of us, our families, our neighbors; our institutions. And now, as the meaning of this Eboliacal assault on our very organs through the vector of air transport becomes more evident, many of us will come…

I AM KING

Hello. My name is King. I am a police “Sniffer” dog. I’m a pure-bred “Alsatian.” I say "Alsatian" because, as an American in the service of our country and municipality, I resent the connotations of, “German Shepherd.” It carries a whiff of World War Two, of armbands and leather-jacketed thugs, barbed-wire, search lights, interrogations, reprisals, and…

THE RAILING

He squeezed the railing tightly, the better to keep from launching himself over it and into the night below. She had said that thing that couldn’t be unsaid. Described him in a quite novel way, said that she had overlooked it out of love for him, that he was disgusting, a unique pig, a never-to-be-healed sore…

QUARANTINE ISLAND

“You ain’t going anywhere, today. We ain’t.” “Why’s that?” “There’s no flights going to New York.” “Newark, then?” “Nix, man. No place. No where. No York, No Newark. No Wark. No… Body.” I shifted to the other desk. “What about you?” Still no. I ventured over to HeronAir. “You guys going?” “No can do, Sir.…

The New Janissaries

We get the word from the Turkish, Yenicheri, meaning “New Soldiers.” The Ottoman custom was to kidnap boys or to take them as tribute from the vassal lands of the Christian Balkans, to force them to convert to Islam, and to make of them the Sultan’s soldiers-elite, his guardians, until they rose high enough and…

WHEN JUMBO JETS VACATION, PART ii

NOTE: This updates an earlier, eerily prescient post ("When Jumbo Jets Vacation") concerning the disappearance of MH-370. It's posted somewhere below. UPDATE 24 JULY Multiply an astronomically large number times one of cosmologic scale. Got it? Now, take that highly zero-laden number and multiply it by all the hours in geological history. Got that? Now, cube that result…

WEB GUIDE

~~My name’s Dannikin and I’m your authorized U.S. Cyberguide.~~You’ll keep off that website, please. Yeah, that’s probably not for you.~~~You’re free to go there, if you choose. I wouldn’t advise it.~~~~~Don’t try to adjust the volume. Even if you do, you can only turn me down, not off.~~The name, “Dannikin”? Simple. I like Star Wars…